Membership benefits:

  • Exclusive access to members-only events.
  • Support a free and independent press, exchange ideas, hear provocative speakers and attend interesting social events.
  • Get to know the people who make the news and the reporters and communications professionals who bring that news to the public.
  • Bring your strengths to a community organization with a rich history of public service and reputation for entertaining and stimulating dialogue.
  • Enjoy discounted membership to Akron Press Club events and reciprocal memberships (Cleveland Press Club and National Press Club).

Membership categories:

  • $50/year individual
  • $40/year retiree
  • $15/year student

You can join online through PayPal

Akron Press Club Membership Application and Renewal Form

For more information:

Akron Press Club Membership
P.O. Box 423
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44222

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LaGuardiaMany communications professionals are great at developing contacts to find information, but not so good at developing a network of professional contacts to help their own careers. The Akron Press Club is a great resource for filling this gap. It not only introduces us to others in our profession, but nudges people out of their comfort zone to interact with people in related fields. – John LaGuardia, Director of Corporate Alliances, Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation

SonnhalterThe Press Club offers a variety of timely and informative programs, which feature national and local expert presenters. I have found these sessions valuable in expanding my understanding of the issues being discussed and in sparking curiosity to learn more. I consider my membership a wise investment, which enhances my personal growth and also helps to expand my circle of colleagues and contacts. – Mary Alice Sonnhalter, Manager of Community Relations, County of Summit ADM Board

JamesThe Akron Press Club delivers to each of its presenters/speakers an intelligent and curious audience from our city’s non-profit, business, governmental, educational and faith communities. From a speaker’s perspective, the level of interest from the audience makes this a desirable venue to generate a message that might be talked about long after the presentation has ended. – David W. James, Superintendent, Akron Public Schools

SchleyThe Akron Press Club scholarship has allowed me to finish out my education without the burden of debt. This will allow me to focus on starting my career instead of paying off student loans. Also, I have had the opportunity to network with local journalists and public relations professionals through the press club. This scholarship greatly improves the lives of recipients and I cannot thank everyone enough for their support of this organization. – Lyndsey Schley, Student, Kent State University

BrooksMembership provides me many professional development opportunities. The speakers consistently provide a depth of insight on politics and policy matters that is not easily available, especially because they are asked (and usually answer) tough questions from the audience. Often I bring comments of Press Club speakers back to my classes for discussion. In addition, Press Club events allow for networking with the community leaders in attendance who provide support for the Institute. – Dr. Stephen C. Brooks, Associate Professor, Political Science; Associate Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The University of Akron